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Queanbeyan, Canberra and Bega Valley headspace seek lead agency

Queanbeyan, Canberra and Bega Valley headspace seek lead agency

South Eastern NSW Primary Health Network in partnership with ACT Primary Health Network has released a request for proposal to appoint lead agencies to roll out the youth mental health initiative headspace in the Queanbeyan, Canberra and Bega Valley regions.

Fully funded short courses are now available for your medical practice

Fully funded short courses are now available for your medical practice

UNE Partnerships has created a number of short courses for people currently working in a medical practice.

Australia’s new digital mental health gateway, Head to Health, is now live

Australia’s new digital mental health gateway, Head to Health, is now live

Head to Health connects people to trusted online and phone mental health services appropriate for their individual needs.

Free Chronic Pain Management Program in Eurobodalla: Referrals now open

Free Chronic Pain Management Program in Eurobodalla: Referrals now open

COORDINARE, in conjunction with the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation, is funding community service providers to offer small group education programs targeting patients suffering low to moderate chronic pain.

Aboriginal health is everyone’s business

Aboriginal health is everyone’s business

COORDINARE recently joined the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD), local Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services, and the University of Wollongong in committing to work together to bring about positive changes to Close the Gap on health inequalities for our Aboriginal communities.

RACGP Report: Seeing your regular GP critical to the health of the nation

RACGP Report: Seeing your regular GP critical to the health of the nation

The first comprehensive snapshot of general practice in Australia confirms that 75% of people have a preferred or regular GP.

Position statement - Marriage equality

Position statement - Marriage equality

COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN seeks to promote resilient communities as a key part of our vision.  

COORDINARE firmly believes in the right of all people to experience their lives and relationships fully and without discrimination.

New approach to suicide prevention launched

New approach to suicide prevention launched

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative officially launched the Black Dog Institute’s LifeSpan trial in the Illawarra Shoalhaven on Thursday 14 September. LifeSpan is a new evidence-based, integrated approach to suicide prevention. It combines nine strategies that have strong evidence for suicide prevention into one community-led approach.

Free NDIS training for allied health professionals

Free NDIS training for allied health professionals

Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA) is offering an Introduction to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) course for allied health professionals.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Regular two-yearly mammographic breast cancer screening remains the most proven method of detecting breast cancer in its early stages. The earlier breast cancer is found, the better the chance of survival.

Protecting doctors in training

Protecting doctors in training

The Australian Medical Association NSW are looking for GPs who have an interest in taking on doctors as patients in an effort to encourage junior doctors to seek care, and remove barriers to this happening.

Delivering the NDIS in your community

Delivering the NDIS in your community

Practical workshops will be delivered to support participants, carers and their families prepare for their First National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Plan and for implementing their approved NDIS Plan.

Immunisation rates for children remain high but still work to be done

Immunisation rates for children remain high but still work to be done

Overall vaccination rates for children in South Eastern NSW remain higher than the NSW state and Australian national averages for all ages, however there are some areas where immunisation rates are potentially too low to prevent the outbreak of disease

Hepatitis B vaccination shortage

Hepatitis B vaccination shortage

Due to a precautionary manufacturing halt of Engerix-B® there is currently a shortage of the adult formulation available to Australia, which is expected to continue until at least January 2018.

Hepatitis C Treatment Service at Bega Valley Community Health

Hepatitis C Treatment Service at Bega Valley Community Health

Dr David Clark Infectious Diseases Physician, South East Regional Hospital (SERH) and Fiona McKenna Registered Nurse, Bega Valley Community Health service (SERH) are providing a Hepatitis C Treatment Clinic, with the new direct acting antiviral treatment, for people living with chronic hepatitis C infection.

Healthdirect after hours GP helpline increases continuity of care support

Healthdirect after hours GP helpline increases continuity of care support

Callers to the healthdirect after hours GP helpline can now elect to have a care advice summary sent to them by SMS or email, an event summary sent to their regular general practice and an encounter summary uploaded to their My Health Record.

Changes in NSW ambulance bookings

Changes in NSW ambulance bookings

NSW Ambulance is making a change in the way patient information is gathered when receiving requests from doctors and nurses booking an ambulance for patients requiring ongoing care in an emergency department.

NSW Health Investigating Hepatitis A Outbreak in Sydney

NSW Health Investigating Hepatitis A Outbreak in Sydney

NSW Health has launched an investigation into a hepatitis A outbreak following confirmation of 12 cases in the past five weeks alone in Sydney and surrounding areas.

Brindabella Family Practice use emoji to start important conversations!

Brindabella Family Practice use emoji to start important conversations!

Notice anything unusual about this nurse’s desk at Brindabella Family Practice in Queanbeyan? Practice Nurse Olivia Eldridge and her colleagues are using this emoji as a discussion starter about bowel screening!!

Changes to the National Cervical Screening Program – Online training modules

Changes to the National Cervical Screening Program – Online training modules

The Cancer Institute NSW has advised of the release of the Cervical Screening Online Training Modules, developed for health care professionals by the NPS MedicineWise.